Friday, November 20, 2009

Who Says You Can't take it with You? (The Beads I mean)

1987 I graduated college and came into the family business. Yes, the Bead business. Like any other newbie, I wondered who uses these?, where do they keep all their extras?, or what to they do with that! All I know is Beaders love their beads. I am still answering these questions, but I have heard of good uses for shoe boxes, tackle boxes(I did not know beaders like to fish) ,and boy I would hate to be the one cleaning under you beds:-).

Well here is another suggestion for you die hard beaders: A "String-me-along" portable beading workstation(see our just arrived items). Its a small pouch or handbag which contains a soft mat to bead on, and a detachable project bag for your materials. The detachable bag is sold separately, so you can flip-flop your daily beading flavor. This is a must for travel, and is designed by a mother and daughter team who shares your passion for beads.

Now you can take them with you!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bead Inspiration For Men and Women(Peacock Daggers)

I am a lucky guy. Sometimes I forget. I am involved in a creative, high fashion industry w/o any fashion background and two non crafty thumbs. Besides my business degree and my minor in spanish, I have been given access to the old world Bohemian Bead Industry. I've learned about color, manufacturing technology and of course products demanded by designers and craftsmen alike. Recently, our customers and myself have grown fond of our peacock daggers. The array of colors and effects just add a dimension to this popular accent bead.

One day while putting together a new color combination, I came to the funny conclusion it's sort of like designing a Man's tie: the multitude of colors, stripes, spots and overall combinations. After a overdue trip for a suit and perhaps seeing too many Men's Warehouse commercials, I've come up with this motto:

"There is a tie for every man and a dagger for every bead project"!

Your gonna love the way you bead :-)


Monday, October 26, 2009

Job Lots

I entered the "Bead Business" in 1987 and many of the customers would ask "do you have any job lots". We always had a few but it was never our focal point. Job Lots was the term used in the Czech Republic for overruns of production orders. They were a great way to get a vast variety of beads without having to buy the mass(1200) production minimum would that be 10,25 or 50 mass.
Generally, Job Lots were per bead always a better price but in truth that really depended on size and color. Small sizes like 3 and 4mm were a great deal cause many mass made a kilo and then sometime colors like tortoise or Cheyenne Pink were as well cause they were a more expensive glass. With the downfall of communism and the upgrade to capitalism Job Lots have also become a thing of the past. This does not mean that they do not exist at all, as close outs, which is what a job lot signifies will always be. Lets just say they are harder to find, more pricey than ever and more likely to exist with imperfect beads. So that story aside we are offering starting 10/26/09 on our website a free kilo of a mixed Czech Job Lot with every web order. The picture posted will tell the story. Will be a $40.00 value of simple beads with exotic glass bead sprinkled in the mix. We hope it will be of value to you.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sun and Sweat Protected Peacock Beads

Bead Bob says, "don't Sweat" for fear of shiny peacock effect fading, cause they are now protected. Look for the sun glasses label or "the J" on the end of color code.

(Note: Frosted beads are not vulnerable to fading )
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Friday, September 25, 2009

Bead Baskets

Hello Everyone,

Its that time of year again. The Kids are back in school, leaves are falling and we are all looking to capitalize on the upcoming holiday season. The word "Economy" is probably being thrown around a little bit more than normal this season. We would like to help by offering some affordable "Bead Baskets". As of today we have 15 distinctive baskets . All are valued at $100.00. All offer a wide variety of beads in wholesale quantities in distinctive color or style combinations. Better yet these beads are being sold at an Incredible discount compared to our Individual web pricing.

To make this even more enticing we have chosen some hard to get Czech items which will become more fleeting during these hard economic times.

Thank you for your consideration,

Perry D Bookstein(PBeads)

Friday, June 26, 2009

What is wholesale???

Wholesale, distributor, retail pricing: Its all very confusing in this Internet age. As a direct Importer and distributor of Czech Beads, we are giving the majority of the public first access to this vast web of Bohemian technology and expertise. Regardless of price point our website is wholesale
supplying you beads based on units such as mass(1200 pieces) or kilogram(2.2 lbs).Our decision to sell beads in smaller fractions of the aforementioned units only helps stress the variety that is offered in the Bohemian region of the Czech Republic. If our customer chooses to sell the same beads by the dozen or the gram at what is called "wholesale" pricing they too are creating accessibility.

We have revised the requirements to purchase from this website to fuel, rather than hinder this wholesale environment. If you are not already a YORK customer you can apply by filling out an application on our homepage. If you are currently a customer we look forward to continue serving you.


Perry D Bookstein